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1923

Friday, February  9, 1923

Friday, February 9, 1923

A cloudy day warmer. Ben washed up his room floor. He was nearly all day about it. Jim kept a good fire in the dining room and in the smoke house. Said he would not smoke the meat any more. Nellie done the most of the cooking. I have not done much of any thing. Ben went to see Denia. She is not well. Have not heard from Kate today. Wish I had heard. John did not go from Blairs until today. Henry and Edna went to school. Henry went to Mr. Bookers to say all night. Mr. Booker has gone to Less Bookers. They are all sick there. I want to hear from all of the sick folks about.

Last edit over 6 years ago by Demo User
Saturday, February 10, 1923

Saturday, February 10, 1923

A cloudy day. The men folks put a lot of wood under the porch. I am glad that it is done. Ben and Henry walked to Straight Stone this evening. Got Edna some overshoes. She is so glad of them. Nellie done most of the cooking. I churned and washed a little for Mabel. Nellie let Mabel go with her to her room this evening. She was so glad to go. Endna and Franklin helped to get in wood. I hope that all of the sick are better and will get well. George Blair come for some work that John Ward had done for him.

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Sunday, February 11, 1923

Sunday, February 11, 1923

A good day. Ben planted some tulips and sweet peeas. Jim walked about in the mud. Nellie went to George Blairs and spent today. I think she enjoyed the day. Henry went to Straightstone to Sunday school. Lawson Emerson come with Henry. They went some where this evening. I got what dinner was got and churned. This has been one lonesome Sunday. Nellie said there was a crowd at Blairs. I wish I could go to Kates and Mollies and to see them all but I can't. The roads is so bad and I am not well.

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Tuesday, February 13, 1923

Tuesday, February 13, 1923

A rainy morning. Ben started the engine. We have elect tonight. The first time in a long time. Jim shut up the chickens tonight. He wants to sell some of them soon. Ben went to Renan this evening. Kate is getting on well so they say. There is a lot of sickness yet. I got a letter from Elsie East today.

Mr. Thomson sent here for some butter today. They are all sick except for one or two. Nellie and Jim ground the sausage and made it . I was at the wash house. [??iled] up the lard and cleaned the heads and feet. It was a nasty mean job. The lard is so full of water. It can't be any wetter. I got a valentine today.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, February 14, 1923

Wednesday, February 14, 1923

A windy day but clear. Jim and Ben cut some wood. Ben Went to Strait Stone and carried some chickens. I cooked meat and made scrapple. Churned and made three pints of butter. Nellie cut Jim some shirts. Mabel has been very good today. Heard that the sick was getting on very well. Mrs. Farmer come to Kates yesterday. Edna got a cake from Emily for a valentine.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Thursday, February 15, 1923

Thursday, February 15, 1923

A cold day. the coldest of the winter. The men cut wood in the woods. Nellie done most of the cooking. We had back bone for dinner and [?] I have not tried to do anything much today. Mabel [?] [?] good most of the day. Nellie cut out James shirts for him. John Hutchenson is here tonight for the first time this winter. I sent Carrie a letter today.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Friday, February 16, 1923

Friday, February 16, 1923

A clear cold day. The men cut wood in the woods. Nellie washed a little. This morning I got dinner and churned. Ironed a little. Lelia Brought the clothes home that she ironed.

Irvin and Virginia come a little while. I was glad to see Virginia. Mollie Reynolds come. I was so glad that she did come. Johnson come after her on the buggy. Henry and Edna went to school. We did not let Franklin go as it was so cold. 9 oclock. The children has come to go bed. The children has bad colds.

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Saturday, February 17, 1923

Saturday, February 17, 1923

A cold clear day. The men cut wood. Henry went to the store and got oil for the engine. Nellie got dinner. I boiled chitterlings at the wash house. I washed a few clothes. I cut some bed quilt pieces for Kate. I churned. The children has had a time playing most of the day. Edna tried to clean out the spring. She helped it a lot. She dipped some water for me to use about washing. We have not seen anybody today except for Booker. He come to get some help about fixing up his saw. Mabel has gone to sleep. 9:30 oclock

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Sunday, February 18, 1923

Sunday, February 18, 1923

A clear cold day. Ben went to Jim Powers. He walked. Got Home before night. He got a ride part the way home. Henry went to a pond and skated a while. Jim stayed at home most of the day and kept up the fire. Nellie and I got dinner. The little children had to stay in the house and fuss around. I think now I will be so glad when the children can get out of doors.

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Monday, February 19, 1923

Monday, February 19, 1923

A good day. The men cut wood for flue wood. Nellie got the dinner. I cut pieces. This evening Nellie went to see Kate. She was sitting up. She come by Reynols. They were getting on very well. Ben and Henry went to Mr. Edmonds tonight. Hattie Gilbert was here today. The children was talking about Washingtons birthday. Caused me to spell [?ong]. Edna and Mabel has gone to bed but keep talking. I am about asleep.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Thursday, February 22, 1923

Thursday, February 22, 1923

A good day. Ben plowed some. Jim went to Renan and Strait Stone hunting plow points. Ben went to Jesse Hutchersons for gas. Has run the engine all the evening. Irvin Harvey was here tonight. He said that his mother eat at the table. Charley?] Harvey went to [Thomas?] to put in a radio. I went to sleep. I am sorry that I spilt ink in my book. The Ladies Ade society met at Mr. Edmonds this evening. There was some cars passed here. Nellie was invited but would not go. She cut out some sewing.

Last edit about 7 years ago by starrsum
Friday, February 23, 1923

Friday, February 23, 1923

A clear colde day. Jim and John Ward (col) cut wood. Ben plowed. Colde enough that the land froze as he turned it up. Nellie cut out some little suits for Mrs. Fitz boy. She done the most of the cooking and dishwashing. Mr. Thomson sent here for butter. I let him have a little. Christine Reynolds come. She wanted butter. I could not let her have any. I churned this evening. The children went to school. Mr. [Duepe?] was sick and did not teach. I hope he won't be sick much.

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Saturday, February 24, 1923

Saturday, February 24, 1923

A good colde day. Ben plowed part of the day. Jim and olde John cut all day. Ben and Henry has gone to Strait Stone. Ben went to the lodge for the first time in several months. Nellie sowed some today. I cut some pieces for a quilt. I [washed?] some this evening. I let Edna and Franklin go to Reynols this evening. They did not stay long. Mollie was gone to see Mrs. Kellie. She is sick. Norman Booker carried Ben to Strait Stone tonight. Edna got the first butter cup today.

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Sunday, February 25, 1923

Sunday, February 25, 1923

A good day. We all staid at home except Henry. He went to Sunday School and to Mr. Jim Powers. Nellie went to Johnsons. This evening Nellie made pies for dinner. Today she bathed the children and dressed them. I milked and churned and helped about dinner some.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Monday, February 26, 1923

Monday, February 26, 1923

A rainy day most of the day. Ben plowed until he got wet. Hattie washed the clothes. Are on the fence now as wet as they can be. Nellie worked some button holes and got most of the dinner. She got a letter from Evylin saying she was sick. Nel has been about half crazie ever since. The children went to school. Come home wet to the skin in places. Hattie Gilbert and John got milk here today. I am so anxious for good weather so I can get out where I please and take the baby with me.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Tuesday, February 27, 1923

Tuesday, February 27, 1923

A cloudy morning and some rain. No rain this evening. Ben and Jim went to Renan this morning. This evening they cut and mauled. Ben got hurt. The wedge hit him in the face and cut his lip and a gash in his face. He went to the Dr. and had it fixed up. I hope it will not get bad. Nellie and I got dinner. I churned and printed the butter. Nellie sewed some. I cut pieces for Kate to put together. I went to Norman Bookers a while this evening. Mrs Booker gave me some sweet potatoes as nice as I ever saw. I am so glad of them.

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Wednesday, February 28, 1923

Wednesday, February 28, 1923

A cloudy day most of the day. Jim and John Ward mauled. Ben shucked some corn. Nellie got dinner. This evening I went to George Blaine. They were all gone from home except Denia. Some of them had gone to Danville and some to Gretna. I would of been glad to see the young folks. Denia had washing done today. Norman Booker and his wife went to Gretna this morning. Heard today that Jamie Gravely was married last Sunday. I wish her well. The children went to school.

Last edit almost 3 years ago by Trisha
Thursday, March  1, 1923

Thursday, March 1, 1923

A good day. Wind blowed some. Ben face is sore. He worked all morning cleaning up the land that he is going to plow. This morning Jim and John went to mauling. This evening Ben went to the mill. He carried wheat and brought home some flour. Nellie done the most of the cooking today and finished cutting pieces for Kate. This evening the children went to school. Mr. Jennings come by this evening and brought a hymn book. The Blain girls passed here this evening. Don't know where they had bin. Ben bought a six pound can of beef for [?].

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Friday, March  2, 1923

Friday, March 2, 1923

A beautiful day. The men folks mauled some and hauled some wood for John Ward. Nellie got dinner and supper. I went to see Kate Harvey. She was at work. Irvin and Duepney brought me home. The children went to school. Dr. Owen let me go with him a part of the way. I was glad of that much help. Every one is good to me no matter when I go. I would be so glad to go and see all of my folks but I may never see them again. I want to see Carrie more than any one now.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Saturday, March  3, 1923

Saturday, March 3, 1923

A beautiful day. Warm. Mabel has played out of doors for the first time this year. The men folks hauled in some feed. Nellie done most of the cooking and churned and killed a chicken. This evening I washed some the clothes. Dried and I ironed them. Irvin harvey come for some butter. He got two pounds. Kate Hulel[?] and & Christenia Reynols come. They got one pound. Henry and his father went to Mr. Mayhews to play games. Franklin cried to go and Edna wanted to go. They did not.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Sunday, March  4, 1923

Sunday, March 4, 1923

Some rain this morning. Clear this evening. I went to Lee Brumfield today. Oscar come for me. Grace had a nice dinner. Edna went with me. Nellie staid at home and got dinner and cared for Mabel.

There was trouble at mill and Mayhews. The officers found a still near his house. Lawson Emerson come home with Henry. Then they went some where. We don't know where.

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Monday, March  5, 1923

Monday, March 5, 1923

A cloudy day. Ben plowed all day today. Jim went to Renan for some seed. He sowed some peas, I think. I have not done anything much today. Cut some cress salit. Helped the children shuck a shock of corn. Milked and churned. Set a hen. Nellie made a canvas for the plant bed this morning and done some other sewing this evening. Hattie washed here today. The clothes did not dry much. Heard today that Lee had bin appointed commisioner of the I don't know what. Mrs Booker sent and got the quilting frames this morning. Guess she is fixin to quilt some.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Tuesday, March  6, 1923

Tuesday, March 6, 1923

A rainy day. The men folk did not do anything much. The children went to school except Franklin. Mabel and Franklin played all day. Nellie made the bread for dinner. We had cress salit for dinner. We all enjoyed it fine. The ladies had a meeting at Mr. Jessie Hutcherson's. Mrs. Booker called me and said that she had a quilt in the frames and I could help quilt if I would. Ben got a package throu the mail today and a part of it is lost. He is very sorry about it.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Wednesday, March  7, 1923

Wednesday, March 7, 1923

A clear windy day. The men did not do much work of any kind. Ben went to Renan and to Gretna. He went with Jack Hubband to Gretna. Nellie got dinner and churned. This evening I went to Mr. Booker and helped Mrs. Booker quilt. The children went to school. Heard today that Mildred Fergerson has pneumonia. I do hope that she may get well again. Had a letter from Carrie. They are well now. Bend and Jim are invited to a barn raising tomorrow. Hope the wind won't blow like it has today.

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Thursday, March  8, 1923

Thursday, March 8, 1923

A good day. Ben sent John Ward to Renan this morning for a matress and shavings. Jim cleaned up a brier patch and then went to John Hutchersons to a barn raising. This morning Nellie got dinner. She made the children some pies. I went to see [Mildred Ferguson?]. She is sick. Julia is worried a most to death about her. I come by Mr. Bookers and bought a few potatoes for the children. Well Ben has come to go to bed.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Saturday, March 10, 1923

Saturday, March 10, 1923

A cloudy windy day. Ben worked on his car most of the day and Jim helped him some. The children has had a good time looking on. Nellie got dinner. I put a quilt together and mended some things for the children. Heard from Mildred. She is very sick. Mrs. [Kellie?] is very sick. Oh I hope they may get well. Irvin Harvey was here today for butter. He said hat he was at Ben Worsham's last night at a sosial. Frank Blair says that he is going to start west one day next week. I know they will miss him at home.

Last edit over 7 years ago by Nathani
Sunday, March 11, 1923

Sunday, March 11, 1923

A rainy day very disagreable day. We was all at home at dinner. Henry went to Johnson Reynolds. Mildred Ferguson is seriously sick. Nellie got dinner. She baked potato pies that pleased the children. Ben helped Edna fix her beads. Painted them for her. Edna fed the calf for me. Mable is sitting up in the bed talking. She has a bunch of violets. I have stayed with the children in the dining room. Ben put papers under his mattress this evening.

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Monday, March 12, 1923

Monday, March 12, 1923

A cloudy morning and some rain. Clear this evening. Ben went to Strait Stone. He walked. Jim helped Norman Booker make a [harrow]. Nellie got most of the dinner. She sewed some. I commenced squares for a quilt. They hope that Mildred is better. Norman Booker's [Baley] is sick. The horses broke down the fence and got in the oats.

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Tuesday, March 13, 1923

Tuesday, March 13, 1923

A rainy morning. Ben went to Renan this morning. He went to see Kate Harvey a while. Got home at dinner time. Jim hung up the meat and smoked it today. Nellie got dinner. I got breakfast and churned and milked. I pieced on my quilt. Heard that Mildred is better. Do hope she may get well. I had a letter from Carrie today. [?hanles] Tomson sent here today for butter. Miss Reynolds was on the car with him. Mabel has been cross today. Ben brough a calf from Jim Farthings today.

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Thursday, March 15, 1923

Thursday, March 15, 1923

A good day. Ben worked on his ditch and Jim cleaned up [land?]. This evening they went to Mays to a cutting match. Nellie got dinner. This evening she went to see Mildred and staid all night. Mildred is no better and I am afraid she never will be. I sewed on my quilt. Mabel has bin very good all day. The children went to school. I gave John Ward my nice rooster. The young one had whipped him and would of killed him but I put him up.

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